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DALLAS — It’s hard to imagine that looking into a lens might be a luxury. “We have cameras in our pockets and in our purses,” said photographer Taylor McCabe. “We can document things whenever we want and post them to Facebook when we get home. Truth is, that’s not a luxury everybody has.”
On a recent Saturday morning, Cornerstone Baptist Church was packed with people who know the power of pictures. “A lot of times we get photos every day,” explained Pastor Chris Simmons. “To see individuals who don’t have that opportunity look at themselves really makes your heart feel good.”
“I have a 17-year old daughter that I gave up for adoption,” Anna Jennings confessed as she teared up. “I’m getting all emotional. She just made me this beautiful book of the pictures of her life when she grew up since I couldn’t be with her. I don’t have any good pictures to give her, so one of the pictures is going to go to her so she can see what I look like.” Jennings is among hundreds who lined up and waited for an expensive experience they can rarely afford: posing for a portrait.